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Lithuania PM Says to Run for Presidency in May

Friday, January 18, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday he would run for the country’s presidency in an election due in May, but would not resign from his current post unless he is successful. Lithuania’s president has a semi-executive role with a say in the appointment of key officials such as judges, the chief prosecutor and head of central bank. The president can veto laws and, in tandem with the government,…

Latvia’s forming coalition promises to be more open to opposition

Friday, January 18, 2019

The forming coalition in Latvia may consider proposals from the opposition and even support the more constructive of them, said prime minister candidate Krišjānis Kariņš in a conversation with journalists on Thursday, 17 January. The politician said parties have agreed on a cooperation agreement. However, the document still requires some corrections. So far politicians have also agreed on the fiscal discipline agreement. Previously coalition parties often rejected everything submitted by…

Top 10 Facts About Living Conditions in Lithuania

Friday, January 18, 2019

Lithuania is a country of the rich history that dates as back as in the 1200s. It is home to lush forests, majestic glacial valleys and pristine rivers that flow from mainland Europe to the Baltic Sea. While the country still lags behind its fellow EU members economically, in the decade and a half since the country entered the European Union Lithuania has made a great stride in improving the…

Ten parties, 18 independents registered for 2019 general election

Friday, January 18, 2019

Thursday evening 18.00 EST was the deadline for Estonia’s parties and Riigikogu hopefuls to submit their nominations for the 2019 general election on 3 March. Eight parties handed in full lists, including all those currently in the Riigikogu. Parties The Reform Party, Centre Party, Social Democratic Party (SDE), the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia (EKRE), Pro Patria, the Estonian Greens, Estonia 200 and the Free Party each submitted a full…

Number of residents of Latvia’s Valka after Estonian child allowances subsidies

Friday, January 18, 2019

Many people living in the Latvian border town Valka have registered as residents of the neighboring Estonian town of Valga despite never moving home, in order to qualify for Estonian child allowances, Louna-Eesti Postimees, the edition of Postimees for South Estonia, reported. “According to latest data, there are already about 1,300 such people,” Inga Karpova, journalist with the North Latvian newspaper Ziemellatvija, said. “The taxes of all of them go…

Estonian PM says possibility of achieving Brexit deal remains

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The result of the no-confidence vote against British Prime Minister Theresa May in the House of Commons on Wednesday indicates that there is still a possibility of achieving a Brexit deal, Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said. “We are now waiting for proposals from the United Kingdom regarding moving forward with their withdrawal from the European Union. The next steps are for Prime Minister May to decide. I commend her…

Narva power station closures to cost 150 jobs

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Power company Eesti Energia is to close part of its operations at the Narva power plants in eastern Estonia, leading to around 150 job losses. Some older electricity generation blocks have to be decommissioned in line with requirements of the EU Industrial Emissions Directive. The move also means the proportion of electricity generated from oil shale burning will fall, and with it oil shale mining activities. The Narva power plants…

Scientists suggest sustainable diet to save the planet and prevent premature deaths

Thursday, January 17, 2019

An international group of 37 scientists has developed a diet that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage to the planet. BBC reports that a group of 37 experts from farming to climate change to nutrition were brought together as part of the EAT-Lancet commission under the auspices of the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition. The world population is expected to…

Gina Stewart – the World’s Hottest Grandma (18+)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The World’s Hottest Grandma has never been afraid of pushing the envelope, but her latest venture could shock even her most ardent fans. This week, Gina Stewart unveiled an X-rated version of her sold-out Almost Naked 2019 calendar, featuring uncensored topless photos of the 48-year-old. The cover of the calendar shows the mother-of-four posing on a fluffy white rug in nothing but a red G-string with the words ‘Almost Naked’…

First two flu deaths recorded in Latvia this winter

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Flu has claimed the first two lives in Latvia this winter, according to the data of the Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Both patients had tested positive for influenza and were not vaccinated against the infection. The two flu victims are men aged between 30 and 59. Last winter, flu killed 91 people in Latvia and 75 people died of flu a year before. As reported, a flu epidemic…